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Targeting ‘Cell Phone Zombies’: Cities Take Measures Against Distracted Walking

Texting and walking can provide some light laughs on social media or even in real life: bumping into things, tripping over planters and plunging into a water feature, etc. But for some, there have been serious, life-changing, and even fatal consequences of what’s been coined as  “distracted walking.”

Pedestrian deaths in Los Angeles have reportedly […]

The Word on Bird

Since September last year, a new mode of transportation has taken flight in Los Angeles. Based right out of Santa Monica, Bird Rides, Inc. provides electric scooters for communal use throughout Los Angeles, which users can access through Bird’s app. For $1, and then $0.15 per mile, individuals can use the app to locate and […]

Product Safety Recalls

Check out the latest safety product recalls on the table, as well as an update on the IKEA Malm Dresser, responsible for the deaths of eight children due to its toppling over.
Libbey Bourbon Glasses Due to Laceration Hazard
Recall Date: November 29, 2017
Recall Number: 18-046

Recall Details: Bourbon Taster Glasses

Sold At: Libbey outlet stores in Shreveport, LA […]

Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety Week was observed last week, from September 17th-23rd. Though the week is now behind us, the safety precautions and awareness recognized for Child Passenger Safety Week can always be implemented and practiced on a daily basis.

Even as such a critical issue, the risks and dangers to child passengers don’t make the […]

Back to School Road Safety

Tis the season for Back-to-School! Some districts just began post-Labor Day, while others have been in session for at least a couple of weeks.

With the new school year just beginning, it’s a great opportunity to remind ourselves and others to be aware in school zones and neighborhoods at all times, either as a pedestrian or […]

How Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat – many of us are active on at least one social media channel. For better or worse, these venues make the world a much smaller place in terms of who knows what about your goings-on.
Instantaneous Infamy
We’ve seen extreme cases of this on the news recently, to the extent that people […]

Gym Child Care Safety

Each day, thousands of busy parents who like to squeeze in their workouts, entrust their young children to gym daycare centers.  Parents relinquish temporary custody of their children to the daycare center employees, believing their children will receive care and be protected from harm.   While the majority of children in daycare centers remain safe, there […]

How To Prevent Common Gym Injuries

Today’s fitness clubs, cycle studios, Pilates classes and yoga centers (to name a few) have become our modern day gymnasiums.  Molding our bodies into shape, they serve as a refuge from the stress of our daily lives.  However, they can also be minefields filled with dead weights, one-ton workout machines, pulleys, steel wires, wet floors […]

Important Recalls: Sabrett Hotdogs, Honda Accord and Takata Air Bags

Although most consumer products are tested for safety, no process is perfect.  Unsafe products can and do make their way to market all the time.  When these defective products are discovered, a recall is often issued.  This week’s recalls are – Sabrett Hotdogs which could cause oral injury, Honda Accord battery defect that could trigger […]

California Drivers Among Worst in Country

If you’ve ever gone on a road trip, you may have noticed that driving styles and quality vary from city to city.  New Yorkers are notorious for horn honking and tailgating.  Miami drivers are renowned for ignoring the turn signal.  Portlanders are famously slow and polite behind the wheel.  Los Angeles drivers are more prone to road rage than the rest […]